Aluminum fluoride


A dry and fine white powder that has moisture content of less than 1%. Odourless and non-cohesive. Bulk density: 1,527 kg/m3. Non-IMSBC Code information : slightly soluble in water; uses - in aluminium industry as smelter, casting industry as flux, manufacture of abrasives ( abrasive paper), uses in ceramic industry (ceramic tiles) and catalyst in chemical reactions and organic synthesis and laboratory chemicals amongst others.  

Trade Names (Synonyms)

 Aluminium trifluoride - Aluminium fluoride, anhydrous -Aluminium Fluorure (French) -Fluorid Hlinity (Czech) - Aluminium Fluoride monohydrate - Aluminium (III) Fluoride - Cryolite



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